Exhibiting Outsider Art since 1995
What's Grassroots art?
Grassroots art is created by self-taught individuals, usually during their retirement years. Often driven by a vision, they work for many years creating an environment which is meant to be viewed as a whole. Many times the artist is inspired by seemingly useless recycled items. These environments are difficult to preserve and often deteriorate or are dismantled when the artist dies.
The Grassroots Art Center educates, exhibits, documents and preserves grassroots, outsider art found in the Midwest.